Just getting back into my collection after a while off and came across a Wheeling precancel stamp. I am trying to identify the PSS number for it. I have an older catalog (fifth edition) so it may be in the newer editions I just cant find anything matching the stamps listed for Wheeling in my edition.
It is block caps 3mm high between lines that are 1mm wide and 12mm apart. That would make it a 239 but I don't think that the letters are condensed. Any ideas on the what it could be?
I have the same page in my edition I did not see any comma after wheeling and the block letters for the L-1e and the L-2r seem to me more elongated then the stamp I have. The example in the book is 4mm but mine is only 3mm. With the exception of the condensing on the lettering everything looks to be PSS 239.
Ok I just looked at the new style chart put out by the PSS this past July. According to definitions given in this 2020 edition the stamp could also be a PSS 205.
Only problem is the distance between the lines for the 205 is 12 1/2 the stamp is 12. The the rest of the description for the 205 matches the stamp. Also the 5th edition has the height of the lettering at 2mm and the 2020 has the 205 at 3mm. So I'm going by the newer catalog.
The answer for this one is between - a best guess interpretation - and or where it fits best. I know that what ever number I label it will be ok. Because the collection after all is for my enjoyment.